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How can I play APE (Monkey's audio) files in Ubuntu 11.10?

Thanks in advance!


Solution: I finally installed ffmpeg as duffydack suggested, using the instructions from here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=786095

Then i converted the ape file to flac format:

ffmpeg -i inputaudio.ape outputaudio.flac
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Audacious and Banshee play APE files fine. I have the ubuntu-restricted-extras package installed if that makes a difference.

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Thanks, I installed ubuntu-restricted-extras and I'm using Audacious, but still no luck. I get "No decoder found for file ..." –  alf Oct 15 '11 at 23:45
    
really? strange. Try enabling the medibuntu repository and update the restricted packages run this in terminal, sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update and do a sudo apt-get dist-upgrade –  duffydack Oct 16 '11 at 18:54
    
a last alternative is to just convert them with ffmpeg. compile it from source, its quite simple with this guide. ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=786095 , then you would use it in terminal something like ffmpeg -i file.ape -ab 256k -f mp3 output.mp3 –  duffydack Oct 16 '11 at 19:07

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